Literary Analysis Worksheet (LAWS)

 

1.     Characters:  List and describe the two main characters:

--protagonist: 

 

--antagonist:

 

2.     Setting:  Describe the setting in full detail using support from the text:

 

 

 

3.     Plot:  Categorize events from the plot in the correct space below:

--exposition:

 

 

--rising action:

 

 

 

--climax:

 

 

--falling action:

 

 

 

--resolution:

 

 

 

4.     Tone:  What is the authorís tone?  Support your answer with examples from the text. 

Are there any shifts? If so, where and how can you tell?

 

 

 

 

 

5.     Mood:  What is the mood at the beginning of the story.  Support your answer with examples from the text.

6.     Imagery:  List five examples of imagery in the text and the associated sense:

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.     Foreshadowing:  List 3 examples of foreshadowing from the text and tell how each is an example of it:

 

 

 

 

 

8.     Conflict:  What conflict(s) exist in the work?  Support with examples from the text.

 

 

 

9.     Irony:  What type of irony can you find in the story?  Support your answer.

 

 

 

 

10. Author Purpose: Why is the author writing this and how do you know that?

 

 

11. Point of View: What is the point of view?  Give an example to prove it.

 

 

 

 

12. Theme:  Describe what the theme of the work is based on your understanding of it.  Support your answer with material from the text.

 

 

 

 

13. Allusions:  List one allusions and what they are alluding to.